Wolverhampton Wanderers

Many parishes across the UK has been instrumental in the formation of the top Clubs we see today in the English Premier League (EPL). By which is the fact for Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club as well. Where the first official assembly date traces back to 1877 as St. Luke’s F.C. The other contributor to early football in the UK was the already existing local cricket Club’s, that wanted to extend the sports season for the winter months. Which was the next natural step for St. Luke’s F.C, when they merged with the cricket team, Blakenhall Wanderers. As a consequence, the Wolverhampton Wanderers was born in 1879. Where they quite early on adopted the nickname “The Wolves” but also “The Wanderers.”

UEFA club coefficient ranking

On the matter of UEFA club coefficient ranking, Wolverhampton Wanderer’s files in on an 85th position, slightly after the Russian Premier League (RPL) Club FC Spartak Moscow (84th). With a heap of EPL Clubs coming from behind, like Burnley FC (86th), Everton FC (87th), Southampton FC (88th) to mention a few. Also, on a larger data collection of 10-years, the situation looks quite similar. With the Wolves on an 84th place, whit collection of EPL Clubs falling in under them. But, what about domestic placement? Without further ado, let’s check out the top-flight titles the Wolverhampton Wanderers has produced.

How many times have Wolverhampton Wanderers won the Premier League title?

From a current standpoint of view, the Club as not come near to an EPL title. In fact, their best-recorded place was in season 2018/19 when they ended up on a 7th position. However, the Wolves had a great performance record in the First Division. Where the Club took home the title no more than 3 (1953/54, 1957/58, 1958/59) times. Plus, being runner-up on 5 (1937/38, 1938/39, 1949/50, 1954/55, 1959/60) occasions. Yet, the question is, will the Wolves be able to cling on to the upper midsection of the EPL table or even improve on its execution, only time will tell.

Titles, Trophies, and Triumphs by Wolverhampton Wanderers

In this section, we mention the latest achievements, but we also dig deep in the record to reveal all past major honours. So let’s start with the Second Division that ran between 1892 to 1992, where they took home the win 2 (1931/32, 1976/77) times. And in the modern era now as the Sky Bet Championship, Wolverhampton Wanderers also has won that 2 (2008/09, 2017/18) times. And 1 (1923/24) Football League Third Division North, 1 (1987/88) Fourth Division win. But also 1 (1988/89) Football League Third Division, and 1 (2013/14) Sky Bet League One victory. As for Cup victories, the Wolves have done a great job with 4 (1892/93, 1907/08, 1948/49, 1959/60) FA Cup trophies. And 2 (1973/74, 1979/80) Football League Cup wins. But also 4 (1949, 1954, 1959, 1960) FA Charity Shield, 1 (1987/88) Football League Trophy, 1 (1942) War Cup. And finally 1 (1970/71) Texaco Cup.

Kit and colours

From the St. Luke’s F.C days the Club started by wearing a white and blue combination as home colour, that later got changed around 1883 to a striped red and white shirt with black shorts. Which lasted until season 1891/92 when they briefly returned to the blue and white attire. Yet, in the following season, the Wolves whole heartily adopted the gold and black combination which has been the home colour ever since. Now, should we look at the 2019/20 season? The Club keeps on repeating history with a black and gold combination even in its away colour, and the only real difference is that black is more dominant then gold. Meaning, this tiger can’t change its stripes.

Wolverhampton Wanderers social responsibilities

The official charity charter is the Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation. With the foundation set in 1991, the Club has brought countless of projects to the community and close by neighbourhoods. In some key areas like education and health drives to increase awareness. Especially of the importance to choose a lifestyle that reflects health and confidence. Like all of the EPL Clubs, their dedicated support to the community has proven to have a positive impact. Not only on local businesses but down to a personal level.

Stadiums and capacity

According to available information, the Molineux Stadium was the first of its kind to be purpose-built in the UK for League football. But also one of the first stadiums to have floodlights added to it. Making it a prime candidate to house multiple England internationals and other European club games. However, the Molineux Stadium has been home to the Wolves since 1889 and currently carries a capacity of 31,700 people. Though reports as late as early 2020 tells us that the Club is looking to increase the capacity due to growing demand. With a final plan having the end goal of 50,000 in total. Yet, it’s unlikely that we will see a massive upgrade ready for season 2020/21. And it’s more likely that we will see some temporary expansions happen before the Club fully commits to a complete revamp of Molineux Stadium.

Wolverhampton Wanderers transfers and rumours

Wolverhampton Wanderers fan base

Indeed, the stadium is already working on a 100% capacity. In fact, the organisation Wolverhampton Wanderers has reported that they currently have a waiting list of fans that like to get their hands on season tickets. True or not, Wolverhampton Wanderers has seen an explosion in support after they managed to climb back to the top-flight League in the UK for season 2018/19. If we look at when the Wolves played in the Sky Bet Championship, they averaged around 20,000 people in season 2015/16. That rose to 28,000 for the final season in the 2nd tier division. And it further took off after Wolverhampton Wanderers entered the EPL. As such, it’s safe to say, if they build it, people will come, well that is if the wolves keep a place in the EPL.

Women football in Wolverhampton Wanderers

The women’s team might not be dating back as far as the men’s team. However, Wolverhampton Wanderers has been leading the charge of the women’s football foundation in the UK. With the first women’s team mention comes in 1975 as the Heathfield Rovers. That evolved via Wolverhampton & Wednesbury Tube to Wolverhampton Ladies. That finally landed on Wolverhampton Wanderers Women’s Football Club in 1993.

Stakeholders and other financial interests in Wolverhampton Wanderers

As many of the top Club’s in the UK, Wolverhampton Wanderers have overseas investments. Where the most significant assets come from the Fosun Group. With the primary shares split between the trio Wang Qunbin, Guo Guangchang, and Liang Xinjun. Plus, besides the shareholders, Wolverhampton Wanderers also have plenty of other sponsors and close working relationship partners. That includes an online lottery, Sportsbook operator, and a cryptocurrency exchange platform.

Fun facts and other pub quiz trivia

Did you know that the choice of gold and black as home colour comes from the Wolverhampton City Council’s motto “Out of darkness cometh light.” With gold represent the light and black, yes you guessed it, darkness. A fact that is far from common knowledge is that the Wolves was a contributing factor to the register of Club colours. This after the game between Sunderland in season 1890/91. When the Wolves showed up in the same kit (red and white striped shirts with black shorts) as the home Club Sunderland A.F.C. And for the following season, it became mandatory for all Club’s in the English Football League (EFL) to pre-register team colours before a season kicked-off.